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Record-man Shakib becomes highest wicket taker in T20 WC


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Ace all-rounder Shakib al Hasan, became the highest wicket-taker in T20 World Cup history as he bagged Pathum Nissanka for his 40th T20 World Cup prey in their first super 12 clash against Sri Lanka at Sharjah.

Earlier in the qualifier, he shared the top slot on the list with former Pakistan all-rounder Shahid Afridi (39 wickets).

Recently, the 34-year-old passed Lasith Malinga to become the all-time highest wicket-taker in T20I history.

Shakib is also tied for first with Pakistan's Saeed Ajmal in terms of players who have taken four or more wickets in a single T20 World Cup innings.

In T20 World Cups, both Shakib and Ajmal have three four-wicket hauls.

Shakib has also scored the most runs (685), taken the most wickets (41) and hit the most sixes (23) in T20 World Cups for Bangladesh.